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09/17/18Markel Announces Investment In Brahmin
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation ("Markel") (NYSE: MKL) and Brahmin announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Markel to acquire a majority interest in Brahmin. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018. Additional terms were not disclosed. Brahmin is a creator of fashion leather handbags with significant wholesale distribution and... 
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09/04/18Markel Appoints Trade Credit Underwriter and Senior Risk Analyst in New York
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation has appointed Jennifer Chang as underwriter and senior risk analyst in its trade credit and political risk operation in New York. Jennifer will report to Phil Amlot, head of trade credit and political risk, Americas and she will work closely with senior underwriter Howard Lee and underwriter Christen Mizell. She will also support Arjan van de Wall, development director for the team globally, bas... 
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08/31/18Markel to acquire Nephila Holdings Limited
RICHMOND, Va. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation ("Markel") (NYSE: MKL) and Nephila Holdings Limited ("Nephila") announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Markel to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Nephila.   Nephila is the pre-eminent insurance-linked securities manager in the world. Nephila brings deep and long-term investor relationships, tremendous energy, creativity and innovation ... 
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07/31/18Markel Reports Second Quarter And Six-Months Results
RICHMOND, Va., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) reported comprehensive income to shareholders of $164.3 million for the second quarter of 2018 compared to $342.4 million for the second quarter of 2017. Comprehensive loss to shareholders was $10.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to comprehensive income to shareholders of $565.6 million for the same period of 2017. The combined ratio was 92% for the second quarter of 2018 compared to 89% for the s... 
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07/25/18Markel Announces Conference Call Date And Time
RICHMOND, Va., July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 beginning at 9:30 am (Eastern Time) to discuss quarterly results and business developments.   Any person interested in listening to the call should contact Markel's Investor Relations Department at 804-747-0136. Investors, analysts and the general public also may listen to the call free over the Internet throu... 
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07/25/18Markel German insurance company gains A.M. Best A rating
RICHMOND, Va., July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that its newly licensed German insurance company, Markel Insurance SE (MISE), has been given an A financial strength rating by A.M. Best. MISE has been established to meet the insurance needs of clients located or with risk exposures in the European Economic Area (EEA) following Brexit, the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. The rating matches that for ... 
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07/18/18Markel gains license for German insurance company--supports EEA growth strategy
RICHMOND, Va., July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that it has been granted a license by BaFin, the German federal financial supervisory authority, to establish an insurance company in Germany. Following Brexit, the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, Markel Insurance SE (MISE) will be able to meet the insurance needs of clients located or with risk exposures in the European Economic Area (EEA). Richard... 
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07/11/18Robert Cox joins Markel as President and Chief Operating Officer to oversee all insurance operations
RICHMOND, Va., July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today an enhanced leadership structure designed to accelerate growth, build on its financial strength, and deliver value to its customers. Robert Cox will join Markel in the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Insurance Operations. In support of integrating its insurance operations, Cox will oversee Markel's insurance divisions to include Markel Assurance, Markel Specialty, and Mark... 
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06/04/18Markel Announces Rosemont Partnership
RICHMOND, Va., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation ("Markel") (NYSE: MKL) and Chas Burkhart announced today the formation of Rosemont Investment Group, LLC, ("Rosemont"), a company established to provide permanent capital solutions to asset and wealth management firms. The newly formed Rosemont will build on the history of Rosemont Investment Partners, LLC, a private equity fund manager founded and operated by Chas Burkhart.  Over the past 18 yea... 
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05/24/18Markel enhances environmental and energy forms
RICHMOND, Va., May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Assurance, an operating unit of Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), announced today a significant overhaul of its environmental and energy forms in order to be more streamlined and competitive in the marketplace. Markel's environmental and energy products are available for standard and hard-to-place risks and sold on both a multiline and a monoline basis. John Termini, Managing Director, and Catherine Sevret, Sen... 
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04/24/18Markel Reports First Quarter 2018 Results
RICHMOND, Va., April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported book value per common share outstanding of $671.05 at March 31, 2018, down 2% from $683.55 at December 31, 2017. Comprehensive loss to shareholders was $174.8 million for the first quarter of 2018 compared to comprehensive income of $223.2 million for the first quarter of 2017. The combined ratio was 90% for the first quarter of 2018 compared to 100% for the first quarter of 2017. Diluted net loss per share was... 
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04/18/18Markel Announces Conference Call Date And Time
RICHMOND, Va., April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 beginning at 9:30 am (Eastern Time) to discuss quarterly results and business developments.   Any person interested in listening to the call should contact Markel's Investor Relations Department at 804-747-0136. Investors, analysts and the general public also may listen to the call free over the Internet thr... 
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04/13/18Markel announces new excess casualty leadership team
RICHMOND, Va., April 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that it has reorganized the leadership structure of its excess casualty team. The underwriting unit, with teams in the US, Bermuda, Dublin, and London, reports into Alan Rodrigues, Executive Underwriting Officer, Casualty. Matt Mullen and Colin Shaw, both Managing Directors, Casualty, report to Rodrigues directly. Mullen and Shaw are responsible for running the risk m... 
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04/10/18Markel appoints Brian Kenny to lead strategic customer growth
RICHMOND, Va., April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Brian Kenny has been named Managing Director, Strategic Customer Growth. In this new position, Kenny will identify new growth opportunities with key strategic customers, develop and execute business strategies, and build a pipeline of business across the Markel Assurance product lines. He is responsible for managing broker relationships and risk management accounts, including Fortune 500 companies. ... 
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03/27/18Markel hires head of global cyber liability
RICHMOND, Va., March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Kara Owens has been named Managing Director, Global Cyber Executive. In this new role, Owens is responsible for leading Markel's enterprise-wide cyber strategy and working with underwriting teams to develop best practices for cyber products in all Markel divisions. "With Kara's experience and knowledge of global cyber risks, I am excited to have her join our team... 
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03/13/18Markel appoints Julia Chu as Chief Global Ceded Reinsurance Officer
RICHMOND, Va., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Julia Chu has been appointed Chief Global Ceded Reinsurance Officer, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Chu will head up Ceded Re functions across Markel's product lines and international insurance operations (71 offices in 21 countries). She will work with executive management to strategically deploy ceded reinsurance in support of Markel's business objectives. ... 
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02/23/18Beth Hungate-Noland to join Markel Ventures
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Beth Hungate-Noland will join the company as a Managing Director. Hungate-Noland, who has been a Partner at Williams Mullen for the past 15 years, will join the team at Markel that is responsible for the oversight of the company's Markel Ventures operations. "Beth has been a valued partner of the Markel Ventures family for many years and played an integral role wi... 
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02/21/18Markel names Patrick Moylan Managing Director, Medical Product Line
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Patrick Moylan has been named Managing Director, Medical Product Line. Moylan is responsible for Markel's product development and underwriting efforts in the health care space. Alan Rodrigues, Executive Underwriting Officer, Casualty, stated, "Patrick's extensive insurance industry experience and strong broker relationships are invaluable assets for our team. In h... 
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02/06/18Markel Reports 2017 Financial Results
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported book value per common share outstanding of $683.55 at December 31, 2017, up 13% from $606.30 at December 31, 2016. Over the five-year period ended December 31, 2017, the compound annual growth in book value per common share outstanding was 11%. Comprehensive income to shareholders was $1.2 billion for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to $667.0 million in 2016. The combined ratio was 105% in 2017 compared... 
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01/31/18Markel Announces Conference Call Date And Time
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 beginning at 9:30 am (Eastern Time) to discuss quarterly and year-end results and business developments.   Any person interested in listening to the call should contact Markel's Investor Relations Department at 804-747-0136.  Investors, analysts and the general public also may listen to the call free over t... 
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01/25/18Markel names Saurabh Madaan Managing Director, Investments
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) today announced that Saurabh Madaan, a Senior Data Scientist at Google, has been hired as Managing Director, Investments. Madaan will report to Tom Gayner, Co-Chief Executive Officer. In this new role, Madaan will work closely with Gayner and assist in the management of the company's investment portfolio. "We are excited to have Saurabh join Markel. With Saurabh's first-rate expe... 
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